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Man Admits Fleeing Airport, Jumping Overboard

Man Admits Fleeing Airport, Jumping Overboard

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Jan 27], a 21-year-old man admitted running away from Customs and jumping overboard. Hamilton Parish resident Luke Lindo pleaded guilty and admitted that in December 2014 he had run from a Customs officer, out of the airport building, jumped overboard, and swam to the area of Grotto Bay Hotel. Mr Lindo hid... Read more of this article

BESCO Awarded Fire Maintenance Contract

BESCO Awarded Fire Maintenance Contract

Bermuda Energy Services Company Ltd. [BESCO] today [Aug 12] announces that it has won the preventative maintenance contract for the fire detection and security at L. F. Wade International Airport. The securing of the maintenance contract follows a government contract tender process. The two-year contract worth $70,000 per annum will insure the supply... Read more of this article

Minister Highlights Port-of-Spain Declaration

Minister Highlights Port-of-Spain Declaration

In the House of Assembly today [June 6], Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell highlighted the approval of the Port-of-Spain Declaration by the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Directors of Civil Aviation, an agreement that will see states and territories in those regions, including Bermuda, work together in order... Read more of this article

Airline Diverts After Reports Of Fire On Board

Airline Diverts After Reports Of Fire On Board

[Updated with videos. At 8.20pm the captain of a flight heading from Mexico to the UK called in saying there was a fire in the cabin and requesting an emergency landing in Bermuda. Dozens of fire fighters responded to the scene as a precautionary measure, as did the police and medical personnel. The plane landed without incident at 9pm, and the 338... Read more of this article

Police & Fire Respond To “Suspicious Package”

Police & Fire Respond To “Suspicious Package”

[Updated: The "all clear" has been given, and standard airport operations are back to normal as of 12.45pm] The airport is on lock down, and emergency personnel are presently on scene following a report of suspicious packages earlier today [Apr 18]. Both the Fire Service and Police are present, crime scene tape can be seen, Fire Service personnel can... Read more of this article

Cahow Way Gate At Airport To Close Overnight

Cahow Way Gate At Airport To Close Overnight

The Department of Airport Operations announced that the gate at the entrance to the L.F. Wade International Airport located on Cahow Way will be closed nightly effective March 18th, 2013. The hours of closure will be from midnight to 5am. Anyone needing assistance can contact Airport Security Police on 299 4846 and signage is posted on the gates with... Read more of this article

Canadian Family Deny Smoking On Airline

Canadian Family Deny Smoking On Airline

The Canadian family who created a media firestorm after causing a Sunwing flight to divert to Bermuda have issued a statement denying that any member of the family was smoking on the flight. The statement was released by Ontario-based lawyer Michael Haraschuk to the Canadian media. “On the issue of smoking, there has been misinformation regarding... Read more of this article

Recalling The Other Unruly Passenger Diversion

Recalling The Other Unruly Passenger Diversion

The story of the unruly family who caused a Sunwing plane to divert to Bermuda has received substantial international attention over the past week, with it headlining the Canadian and international news reports for the past few days. It was actually the second time in recent years a plane diverted to Bermuda due to a passenger-created fracas, with another... Read more of this article

Unruly Passengers Heading Back To Canada

Unruly Passengers Heading Back To Canada

The family whose unruly behaviour caused the Sunwing flight to divert to Bermuda are on their way back to Canada, CBC reports. In a phone interview this afternoon [Feb 5], one of the McNeills told CBC News she was at an airport in Bermuda with her husband and two sons waiting for a flight home.The family told the Canadian media when they return to... Read more of this article

Radar Out Of Service, No Flight Disruptions

Radar Out Of Service, No Flight Disruptions

The FAA-owned secondary surveillance radar at LF Wade is out of service for repairs, however there are no disruptions to Bermuda flights as a result of the outage. A spokesperson from the Ministry of Transport said, “The Secondary Surveillance radar located at LF Wade, which is owned by the FAA and used by them to provide Air Traffic management... Read more of this article

Canadian Family Charged Over Airline Incident

Canadian Family Charged Over Airline Incident

[Updated with videos] Three people appeared in Magistrates Court this afternoon [Feb 4] in relation to the recent airline diversion, where they were charged with offences including disobeying lawful commands of the crew of an aircraft and smoking in a toilet when smoking is prohibited. The Court heard one of the defendants used profane language towards... Read more of this article

Smokers Diversion ‘Very Expensive’ For Sunwing

Smokers Diversion ‘Very Expensive’ For Sunwing

The recent flight diversion to Bermuda was a “very expensive exercise” for Sunwing who had to put up 170 passengers and crew in a hotel in Bermuda for the night, Sunwing VP of Media Relations Daryl McWilliams told CBC Canada. The flight — which left Canada heading to the Dominican Republic — diverted to Bermuda at approximately... Read more of this article

Airline Passengers Released On Police Bail

Airline Passengers Released On Police Bail

[Updated] The police have confirmed the three airline passengers — a 54 year old man, a 52 year old woman and a 22 year old man — who were arrested following a flight diversion have been released on police bail. As Bernews reported yesterday, at approximately 9.00pm on Friday [Feb 1] a Sunwing flight on its way from Canada to the Dominican... Read more of this article